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Back to school time

The Autumn term has begun in earnest this week and some schools get the sports scene going straightaway. I don’t photograph Lacrosse very often but I have enough knowledge of how the game is played and therefore where all the key action will be on the field. The vital piece of information is how big […]

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The joys of spring and penalty shoot-outs

Picking the right spot to take photos of a penalty shoot-out is very important. You can never tell what’s going to unfold in front of your camera but you have to optimise your chances of getting the best shots of the football action and celebrations. On Sunday I was supporting a charity football match in […]

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Back with the programme…

I love surprises, especially when you arrive at an event to find the main sponsor has chosen one of your photographs to represent them and the event. This celebration photograph shows the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) U15′s rugby captain raising the NatWest U15 Schools Cup trophy at Twickenham last year. You only get one chance […]

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Come fly with me…

At the end of last year I decided that my next business development would be in aerial photography and videography. Now I’m half way to obtaining my Permission for Aerial Work (PfAW) licence that I need to operate on a commercial basis. This ‘permission’ licence is issued by the Civil Aircraft Association following my education […]

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Front Page News Again

My local school employs me to take their sports and prospectus images but were recently wooed by a marketing company who said they could produce their latest prospectus publication and they would do everything in house to make things easier. Suffice to say that I was asked to go in to shoot an image for […]

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It’s all gone quiet over there….

This week I was asked, “Is there any chance you can stop making clicking noises while we are filming the meeting?” So I made a phone call for advice from a colleague and headed down to a pro camera shop in London. An hour later I was snapping away in total silence with my Canon […]

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“When I grow up, I want to be a rugby player.”

It’s an old story. A young lad tells his dad: “When I grow up, I want to be a rugby player.” His father replies: “Don’t be stupid son, you can’t do both!” I was taking photos of a birthday celebration for a 60-year-old family guy and the tradition at Amersham and Chiltern RFC is to […]

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank (Almost)

I was delighted to learn recently that I have been appointed as the RFU schools rugby photographer for the NatWest Schools Cup for 2014-2015. It’s a great delight for me to still be a part of the national schools rugby competition for the 10th year in a row so it does make me smile (that’s […]

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Another Front Cover!

It might not be the front page of Vogue magazine but my client at the Jai Ho Restaurant and Take-Away likes it because it is 200 times better then the one he tried to take last year. The restaurant looks fantastic at night with low lighting . Trying to get a colour balance and a […]

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“All you have to do is press a button.”

My wife somehow managed to simplify my job a few years ago by using the above phrase and therefore I have to thank her for inspiring my latest blog. Much of my work comes from clients who have a bit of experience taking photos with cameras and smart phones and they know how difficult it […]

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